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(sorry, I appologise) - but being a member here and not doing at least one post like this....
Austerity for all western nations for losing the war on terror. Look out for Fascist!
"At the same time, we do not expect the outcome of the elections to have any impact on the upcoming vote in the Bundestag on the expansion of the EFSF and the establishment of the ESM. Despite an occasional hostile rhetoric, MPs know that a rejection of the reformed rescue packages in the Bundestag would send massive shock waves through the system. Moreover, the difficulties of CDU and FDP in Baden Württemberg are not a direct consequence of the help packages. While these are certainly not popular among many voters of CDU and FDP, other issues are dominating the election campaign with nuclear power, not surprisingly, being the most hotly debated topic over the last two weeks"
Two things are hotly debated there:
1) The new train station in Stuttgart, which is very unpopular. Also known as Stuttgart 21 or S21. Demonstrations for more than half a year now - with 10.000 to 100.000 people. It is seen as too ineffective and too costly - while at the same time we have to cut back and do austerity measures here as well. But all our fiscal discipline will be worthless...
2) Nuclear power was never very popular in Germany, especially since Chernobyl, which isn't too far away (some areas in Southern Bavaria are still contaminated). But also since protests in Gorleben flammed up last year. Since Fukushima things have turned and Merkel promised to do a moratorium to check all nuclear facilities. Economics Minister Rainer Brüderle has said that the snap decision to temporarily shut down seven nuclear reactors in Germany in the wake of the disaster in Fukushima was motivated by campaign tactics ahead of state elections this weekend. The claim threatens to rob Chancellor Merkel of what little credibility she had left.
Well, he owns a vineyard. In vino veritas...
Speaking of new train stations, when I fly in/out of Frankfurt I am always struck by the size of the egg DB is laying at the Fraport.
"At the same time, we do not expect the outcome of the elections to have any impact on the upcoming vote in the Bundestag on the expansion of the EFSF and the establishment of the ESM. Despite an occasional hostile rhetoric, MPs know that a rejection of the reformed rescue packages in the Bundestag would send massive shock waves through the system..."
"Which we own."
There, fixed it.
I live in Stuttgart and I problably gonna vote for the Left party because its one of the opposition partys here
Don´t waste your vote - socialism does´nt solve the problem
If you wanna protest against nukes, vote green (Özdemir).
Don't listen to the hacks that claim someone can "waste his vote." Vote what you tend towards, be it Die Linke or whoever!
Voting for a purely populistic party is nothing more than wasting your vote.
let's hope the voters do the right thing. bit puzzled as to why the ifo numbers are holding up so well...maybe the germans like writing checks to their tax dodging club med buddies
One surprise, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12858207 :
"UK Prime Minister David Cameron refused to respond to suggestions that Britain may have to pledge billions of pounds to any emergency funding."
Seriously? A non-euro member being asked to provide billions to support the Euro?
Who is going to take a haircut if they don't again? Hint: rhymes with crate smitten.
I guess Germany doesn't want to bail out Portgual and Greece anymore than North Dakota wants to bail out California, for being irresponsible, after they'd been telling them so for years.
My GS BS detector is going off full code 3. Expect a MAJOR announcement out of the EU summit.
PORTUGAL IS GOING BACK TO THE ESCUDO!!!!!!!!!!
How so? The Euro has been the major trap for all these countries. The Euro is going absolutely nowhere. It is the main axis of the scam. I pity the country that tries to leave. May they throw 1 or 2 small countries out? Highly unlikely but perhaps possible. That would serve as a very false illusion that the "Euro is stable" and how "Europe is fiscally responsible"
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